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Hell Dismissed with Costs

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

One of the most celebrated of the nineteenth-century controversies concerning eternal punishment was the lawsuit brought against the Reverend H. B. Wilson for passages in his essay on the national ... More


Life Eternal and Death Eternal

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

Frederick Denison Maurice was dismissed from his professorial chair at King's College, London, in 1853 as a consequence of his views on eternal punishment. Most men at the time believed that, in his ... More


Eternal Hope

Geoffrey Rowell

in Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

In many respects, the debate between Farrar and Pusey only echoed the established arguments of earlier controversies: the appeal to a fixed, revealed doctrine on the one hand, and the protest against ... More


Hell and the Victorians: A Study of the Nineteenth-Century Theological Controversies concerning Eternal Punishment and the Future Life

Geoffrey Rowell

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198266389
eISBN:
9780191683022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266389.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This book is a study of eschatological debates at a time when the idea of eternal punishment was under question, and English Christianity was affected by the contrasting Anglican movements of ... More


The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Curley Edwin

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the moral character of God, as portrayed in the Scriptures he is supposed to have inspired, is a reasonable test of the claim that those Scriptures convey a divine ... More


Conclusion

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This concluding chapter argues that all three Abrahamic religions professed a belief in hell, whether they called it Gehinnom, Gehenna, or Jahannam, and all three successfully resisted similar ... More


Introduction

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter provides a background of the debates concerning postmortem punishment in three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. These three religions shared faith in many ... More


Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Alan E. Bernstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The idea of punishment after death—whereby the souls of the wicked are consigned to hell—emerged out of beliefs found across the Mediterranean, from ancient Egypt to Zoroastrian Persia, and became ... More


‘The hateful mystery’: The Eclipse of Eternal Punishment

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters Volume III: The Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198229698
eISBN:
9780191744754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the rejection of the doctrine of eternal punishment in the mid-nineteenth century. While the fear of eternal punishment helped secure Evangelical conversions and filled up ... More


A ‘conspiracy to undermine our holy faith’: The Liberal Triumph

Michael R. Watts

in The Dissenters Volume III: The Crisis and Conscience of Nonconformity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198229698
eISBN:
9780191744754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229698.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the acceleration of the process of liberalisation. While Baptist ministers loyal to Spurgeon's legacy continued to preach hell-fire sermons, the Baptist Union, in adopting a ... More


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